In a media statement clarifying their position on media reports about All Black Piri Weepu bottlefeeding his baby, the College of Midwives (NZCOM) says they support whatever works for the family – including fathers bottlefeeding their baby.
“Some members of the public [were] left with the perception that health professionals are unsupportive of dad’s bottle feeding their babies. Of course midwives and other health professionals support all families, whatever their circumstances, to do their best for their babies, including sharing the feeding times when breastfeeding is not possible.”
says NZCOM CEO Karen Guilliland.
The media statement applauds fathers’ support for mother and family.